HR 2261

Title: Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act
Author: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DEM-FL)

This bill makes an owner of oil responsible for oil spill cleanup. Currently, owners of oil are only responsible if the oil is being transported in a single-hull vessel.</p> <p>This bill amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permit the Coast Guard or the Department of Commerce to request a National Transportation Safety Board investigation of any accident occurring in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). </p> <p>Commerce must establish an inspection fee for OCS facilities for the cost of inspections of facilities and other duties.</p> <p>This bill requires a comprehensive review of the capacity of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to respond to oil spills. NOAA must develop and maintain oil spill trajectory modeling capability.</p> <p></s>The Coast Guard ...

Introduced in House 05/01/2017
Introduced in House 05/01/2017
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 05/01/2017
Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure 05/01/2017
Referred to House Natural Resources 05/01/2017
Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology 05/01/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. 05/02/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. 05/02/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. 05/16/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. 05/16/2017

Bill Text
05/05/2017 - HR 2261 (Introduced+in+House)
05/01/2017 - HR 2261 (Introduced+in+House)
05/01/2017 - HR 2261 (Introduced+in+House)


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